R – How to kill process started by a service on Windows 2000 Server


I need to kill a process on a Windows 2000 production server, which was started by a windows service. However, doing that from the GUI just gives me "Access denied", so now I am considering to create a small application or script to do it. I only have occasionally access to the GUI, I do not have usernames, passwords etc. for the server. Any ideas?

Best Solution

Some services run as system and you need to escalate to the system user in order ot kill it. I would recommend looking into system internals to find a way to help you achieve what you are looking for.